You know we're ready for a hot summer, but are you?Here are eight ways you can make sure your summer photo session goes off without a hitch.
- Dress appropriately. Summer sometimes means hot and humid weather, which can lead to uncomfortable bodies. Choose breathable, lightweight fabrics that won't weigh you down. As for shoes, nice flats or loafers are a great option.
- Think about your hair. If you or a family member's hair reacts to humidity in a negative way, choose a hairstyle that won't leave you feeling insecure. Consider a braid or an updo - or maybe wear a decorative headband, or use a little extra product to keep frizz at bay.
- Pack necessities. When packing your photo shoot necessities, I recommend bringing the following items: Lots of water for all, a snack, sunscreen, umbrella for shade, water mister, makeup touchup kit.
- Creative Sessions. Summer offers a bunch of activities that lend themselves to amazing photo sessions. For example, think pools, sprinklers, the beach, lakes & streams. I'd be more than happy to discuss a really creative session with you.
- Head to toe details. Details are everything when it comes to photos! For example, if you're wearing flip-flops or open toed shoes, you want to have manicured feet. If it's really breezy, a hat or scarf can keep your hair under control.
- I won't let you overheat. Sometimes it's hard just to walk outside when it's scorching outside, but know that we're going to have an amazing shoot. We'll spend lots of time in the shade, dive into the cool A/C if and when we can, and I will never push your family into staying longer than they can or want.
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- Props. Outdoor summer shoots are loaded with natural imagery, but we can always incorporate a few props into the mix. Vintage step stools in a field look gorgeous, as do blankets, balloons, and even visually striking treats (lollipops, ice cream, etc.). Talk to me about this during your consultation!
- Timing. The time of your session can have a huge impact on the heat. The best time of day to schedule your session is 1-2 hours after sunrise or before sunset. Don't worry, I am an early riser and can do a photo session as early as 6am!